A Place for Entertaining or Peaceful Reflection
A house that was once renowned for its wild parties and high living is today a cosmopolitan home and a magnet for more sophisticated entertaining. It is the 2 living spaces that define the considerable ambience of this grand home.
The big space at the rear, which opens through 3 sets of towering double doors to the patio and garden, is an impressive living area, with room for a grand piano. It is purposely anti-minimalist, accommodating an eclectic mix of contemporary art, classic modern design, antiques and books, which occupy the built-in bookcases that line one wall. You could be in a drawing room in a European villa. It is here that friends and family will gather around a large dining table to eat and be merry. While this living space is large and bold, the 2nd living space, with its gas fire, is cosy and intimate. This is a place to read or watch TV. Doors open from here to a verandah where you can sit amongst the plane trees, which Picton St is famous for, and watch the street life below.
The professionally designed gardens that surround the home offer peaceful respite from the bustling manic existence of the city fringe. This will be your al fresco summer dining space. But if entertaining guests becomes a bit too much, the newly established culinary delights of Ponsonby Central beckon just up the street.
This is a home to savour, whether it is your nature to be on display or to hide away.